Novitec Rosso has a tuning kit for Maserati GranCabrio

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 11, 2011

Novitec Rosso has prepared a tuning kit for the Maserati GranCabrio that boosts its performance as well as its looks. The Maserati GranCabrio has been fitted with several clear-coated carbon fiber components, such as a front spoiler lip, carbon fiber grille surround, rocker panel trim, a rear spoiler lip and diffuser. It also received a set of 21/22 inch alloys (front and rear) that feature a five double-spoke design and covered in Pirelli P Zero tires.

When it comes to performance, Novitec Rosso upgraded the 4.7-liter V8 engine to deliver an added 150hp and 82 Nm (62 lb.ft.) to get to this amazing output of 590hp at 7300 rpm and 472 Nm (348 lb.ft.) of torque at 5400 rpm.

As a result, the Maserati GranCabrio is able to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 301 km/h (187 mph). Priced at EUR19,900, the engine conversion is complemented with the Novitec Tridente sport exhaust system.

The fully stainless-steel system features four slanted tailpipes with diameters of 90 millimeters. In addition, buyers have the option to get the control flap installed or do without it. The tuners say that when there are control flaps, the driver can engage in sound tuning from the cockpit.

They also explained that depending on what the control flaps' position is, the eight-cylinder engine would mean that the car will be aggressive (such as a race car).

Novitec also gave the GranCabrio a height-adjustable coilover suspension, which gets back to its original position instantly upon hitting a speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). Its interior upgrades include the use of Alcantara leather “in any desired color.”

By having the tire/wheel NOVITEC TRIDENTE combination on this drop-top Maserati, it improves the driving dynamics and even optimizes the use of any available space on its wheel wells. This gives it that striking look. With the use of the alloy 21-inch wheels on the front axle and the alloy 22-inch wheels for the rear axle, this helps highlight the sports car’s wedge-shaped design.

The three-piece wheels have five double spokes and can be availed in the desired color. It can even be carbon fiber coated on request. The wheels on the front axle have rims sized 9Jx21 and have been fitted with the high-performance Pirelli P Zero tires sized at 255/30 ZR 21.

For the rear axle, helping provide optimum traction are the rims sized 11.5Jx22 with the tires sized 315/25 ZR 22. Its sport NOVITEC TRIDENTE suspension has been calibrated to meet the requirements of the high-performance tires. This suspension enables the customer to choose the preferred ride height.

This is done by lowering or changing the damper settings. It does not stop there. In order to enhance its everyday use, its body can be hydraulically lifted with the front and the rear axle going as high as 40 millimeters by just pressing a button. This makes it able to go through parking garage ramps or speed bumps that much easier.

Similarly by pressing the same button, the suspension is once again lowered and returned to its original position. In addition, once the vehicle manages to reach 50 mph, the suspension itself goes automatically to the original position.

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The Maserati GranCabrio from NOVITEC TRIDENTE

Open-air driving fun thanks to a supercharged engine with 590 hp, a peak torque of 422 lb/ft torque and a top speed of 187 mph: NOVITEC TRIDENTE now refines the Maserati GranCabrio as well. The refinement also includes a sporty designer suit with subtle aerodynamic-enhancement components made from clear-coated carbon fiber, three-piece wheels with diameters of 21 and 22 inches, a hydraulically height-adjustable coilover suspension and exclusive interior options.

More power through supercharging is the recipe of the NOVITEC TRIDENTE engine specialists. This technology, proven in the GranTurismo and Quattroporte, is now also available for the Maserati GranCabrio.

The 4.7-liter V8 engine is upgraded with a perfectly dimensioned supercharger driven by a cogged-tooth belt. Maximum boost pressure is limited to 0.35 bar. A water-to-air intercooler with dedicated water circuit ensures optimal power yield and healthy engine temperatures.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE SPORT compressor conversion also includes a custom intake manifold and larger injectors. Newly programmed engine electronics coordinate the perfect interaction of the new high-performance components. The new mapping also ensures optimal power yield, durability and compliance with current exhaust emission standards.

The engine conversion costs 19,900 Euros and ideally is complemented with the NOVITEC TRIDENTE sport exhaust system. The fully stainless-steel system features four slanted tailpipes with diameters of 90 millimeters and is available with or without control flap. The former allows the driver to engage in sound tuning from the cockpit. Depending on the control flaps’ position, the eight-cylinder engine sounds either sporty subdued or aggressive like a race car.

The performance figures of the NOVITEC TRIDENTE supercharged engine speak for themselves: rated power of the four-valve engine jumps by 150 hp to 590 hp at 7,300 rpm. Simultaneously peak torque grows from 362 lb/ft torque to 422 lb/ft torque at 5,400 rpm.

The power plant interacts perfectly with the standard six-speed automatic transmission, both in manual and automatic mode: The sports car sprints from 0 – 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds. Top speed increases from standard 176 mph to 187 mph.

These high speeds place enormous demands on the aerodynamic properties of the vehicle. The NOVITEC TRIDENTE designers have developed components that also fit the GranTurismo Coupé. They further emphasize the cabriolet’s sporty character and optimize its aerodynamic properties. All body components are made from carbon fiber with a clear-coated finish or painted in body or contrasting color.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE front spoiler lips are attached to both sides of the production front apron. Their sophisticated shape reduces lift on the front axle, thus further improving directional stability at high speeds. In combination with the carbon-fiber radiator grille surround the two spoilers give the vehicle an even sportier face.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE rocker panel trim calms the airstream along the vehicle’s sides and gives the two-seater a longer, sleeker appearance.

To create an optimal aerodynamic balance, the GranCabrio can be upgraded with the NOVITEC TRIDENTE rear spoiler lip and a diffuser for the standard bumper. In addition to even more stable handling at high speeds, these two components also add even more sporty character to the rear appearance.

Striking looks thanks to making optimal use of the available space in the wheel wells and further improved driving dynamics are provided by the NOVITEC TRIDENTE tire/wheel combination for the drop-top Maserati. The staggered combination of 21- and 22-inch alloy wheels for front and rear axle further emphasizes the wedge-shaped design of the sports car. The three-piece wheels with five double spokes are available in any desired color and upon request even coated with carbon fiber. The size 9Jx21 wheels on the front axle are fitted with Pirelli P Zero high-performance tires in size 255/30 ZR 21. In the rear, size 315/25 ZR 22 tires on size 11.5Jx22 rims provide optimal traction.

The NOVITEC TRIDENTE sport suspension is specifically calibrated to these high-performance tires. This suspension lets each customer select his or her individual ride- height lowering and damper settings. But that’s not all: To further improve the vehicle’s everyday utility the body can be raised hydraulically at the push of a button by 40 millimeters on the front and rear axle. It makes navigating speed bumps or parking garage ramps easier. Afterwards the suspension can be lowered again to its original position at the push of a button. Alternatively, upon reaching a speed of 50 mph the suspension reverts to its original position automatically.

NOVITEC TRIDENTE can also customize the interior of the Maserati GranCabrio to suit the owner’s personal taste. In doing so, NOVITEC TRIDENTE applies the finest leather or Alcantara in any desired color with utmost precision.

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